Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Maple Ridge

Invisalign® works as a nearly invisible teeth straightening procedure. The corrective procedure of Invisalign® can help improve a persons smile by straightening the teeth with an innovative and translucent aligner.

Invisalign® is a modern method to teeth whitening that is a fully digitized experience to help you get the smile you want. Invisalign is typically considered an alternative to traditional orthodontics and metal braces. The first question many patients have when considering Invisalign® is “how does this procedure actually work”?

Learn how Invisalign® works and if it the right procedure for you. If you are interested in Invisalign contact Westgate Dental Centre or another Invisalign supplier and ask how you can get Invisalign for teeth correction.


Invisalign is an alternative and modern alternative to orthodontics and braces. It is a customized aligner that is placed over the top and/or bottom teeth, it is translucent and nearly invisible. This aligners for teeth needs to be changed every 2 weeks for a period that can range from 6 months to over a year depending on the corrective needs of the patient’s teeth. It is very similar to dental retainers which are designed to keep your teeth from shifting. The major difference between Invisalign and a retainer is the Invisalign treatment will move and align your teeth gradually over time instead of just keeping them in place.

It is an effective alternative for; teeth gaps, crowded teeth, bite problems including overbite and underbite.


Ultimately Invisalign and traditional braces have the same end goal, to straighten teeth and improve the health and appearance of a smile. Even though they share a similar objective the procedures are very different.

The major advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces include;

  • Invisalign aligners for teeth does not require any drastic alterations or life changes on the part of the person wearing them.
  • Patients can take out the Invisalign aligners for teeth compared to traditional medical braces, where patients cannot remove them to eat, brush teeth or drink.
  • It provides much more convenience.
  • It has a transparent aligner that is nearly invisible. Traditional metal braces have visible and very noticeable wire and bands.
  • It is a clear aligner which will not be visibly noticeable.


If you are looking to get Invisalign, the process is a relatively easy.

Step 1: Consult an Invisalign® Doctor or Dentist

The first step you need to take is consult with our Maple Ridge dentist or medical professional about your eligibility for Invisalign. After an examination, the dental professional will go over the benefits of it. The consultation and examination process will involve a digital scan of your teeth which will help your doctor create a proper treatment plan. Once this is completed you will get a digital preview of how your new smile will look after the Invisalign treatment. If you are interested in an Invisalign consultation, contact us to discuss your treatment options.

Step 2: Get The Invisalign® Aligners for Teeth Made 

The next step in the process is to get your Invisalign aligner custom made and constructed to match your teeth/smile. This is done using special scanning technology. With this, there is no messy teeth molds or long waiting periods. The Invisalign scanning system is fast, accurate, and will help your dental professional create the perfect alignment trays for your teeth.

Step 3: Start Using Invisalign®

When the first set of your Invisalign aligners for teeth are finished production, you can pick them up from us, or your dental professional and start wearing them. This will change over time to match the evolution and improvement of your smile. You will need to pick up new sets of aligners over time. When a patient gets the new aligners they will need to switch the Invisalign aligners so their teeth and smile will continue to improve.


If you are looking to schedule an Invisalign® consultation contact us at Westgate Dental Centre to see if Invisalign aligners are right for you!